About Neeti

NeetiPortraits-7(1)Neeti Pawar has been actively involved in the Colorado legal community since 1994. Neeti’s longstanding relationships with lawyers, judges, and the community have given her meaningful experience with which she assists parties to resolve legal issues with swiftness and fairness.

First ever additional partner, DiManna & Jackson LLP

Before launching her own solo firm in 2008, Neeti practiced with the respected Denver firm of DiManna & Jackson LLP for 10 years, becoming the firm’s first and only additional partner since its inception. Neeti now practices in the same building as DiManna & Jackson, moving (as she puts it) from partner to tenant.

Trial experience

Neeti has actively practiced as a trial lawyer since being admitted to the Colorado bar in 1994. She leverages her years of litigation experience into her mediation practice–bringing a current and relevant perspective to problem-solving all types of litigation matters.

Active in the community

A far-reaching commitment to the community has brought Neeti numerous peer-related recognitions. She has served on the boards of several bar associations with leadership positions in three, and is the founding president of the South Asian Bar Association of Colorado.

Recognitions

Colorado Super Lawyers, Top 50 Women Lawyers – 2014, 2013, 2012
Colorado Super Lawyers – 2008—2015
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Forty Under 40 – Denver Business Journal, 2007
Each year, the Denver Business Journal recognizes 40 rising stars — each under the age of 40. They are chosen based on three criteria: business leadership, recognition of accomplishments, and community involvement.

Best Lawyers in America – 2008—2015

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AV Rating – Martindale-Hubbell – Since 2005
Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings are established by lawyers. The legal community respects the accuracy of these ratings because it knows that its own members — the people best suited to assess their peers — are directly involved in the process. The Lawyer Ratings serve as an objective indicator that a lawyer has the highest ethical standards and professional ability.

Professional Associations, Public Speaking, and Publications

Current

  • Colorado Bar Foundation: Fellow (inducted 2004)
  • South Asian Bar Association of Colorado: President
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado: Member
  • Women’s Bar Association: Member
  • Colorado Lawyers Committee: Board Member
  • Family Law Section, Colorado Bar Association: Member

 

Past

  • South Asian Bar Association of Colorado: Founding President (2008-2010)
  • North American South Asian Bar Association: Board Member (2008-2010)
  • Colorado Legal Services Board Member (2007-2010)
  • Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training Program (COBALT): Inaugural class member (2007)
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association: Past President (2003-2004)
  • Denver Bar Association: Board of Governors (2008-2009)
  • Denver Bar Association: Second Vice President (2004-2005)
  • Colorado Bar Association: Board of Governors, Denver (2009-2010, 2004-2005)
  • Colorado Bar Association: Vice President, 1st District (2006-2007)
  • Colorado Bar Association: Executive Council (2007)

 

Publications

  • The Colorado Lawyer, Dissolution of Marriage and Domestic Violence: Considerations for the Family Law Practitioner (2008)
  • Colorado Journal, Hate Violence Legislation (September 2000)

Public Speaking

  • Colorado Bar Association, Continuing Legal Education – Panel Speaker
    Workplace Discrimination in the Legal Profession (January 2014)
  • Rhone Brackett Inn of Court – Panelist/Presenter
    Social Media in the Courtroom (November 2013)
  • South Asian Bar Association of North America
    Host/Organizer -National Leadership Retreat (October 2013)
  • Colorado Judicial Conference – Moderator/Panelist 
    Social Media in the Courtroom (​September 2013)
  • South Asian Bar Association of Colorado – Panel Moderator 
    State of Affirmative Action after Fisher v. Univ. of TX, Austin (July 2013)
  • University of Denver Daniel’s College of Business Panel – Speaker 
    Entrepreneurship (June 2013)
  • University of Denver Daniel’s College of Business Panel – Speaker 
    The Business of Solo Practice (May 2013)
  • Colorado South Asian Bar Association, Leadership Summit – Moderator 
    The Power of Community Through Bar Association Engagement (2013)
  • Colorado Bar Association Annual Family Law Institute (Vail, CO) – Speaker 
    Mediation: The Power of Process (2012)
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association Convention – Co-Presenter 
    Can I Get a Witness: The Heart and Soul of Conducting an Ethical and Effective Witness Interviewing (2011)
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association Convention – Co-Presenter 
    Social Media: Same Game, New Name (2010)
  • Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training – Panel Presenter 
    Leadership in Action (2009, 2010)
  • Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers Division – Presenter 
    Not So Solo (2009)
  • Lawyers Public Information Foundation (Barbados, W.I.) – Speaker 
    Settlement Strategies (2008)
  • Colorado Bar Association Annual Family Law Institute (Breckenridge, CO) – Speaker 
    Criminal Issues in Dissolution Matters (2007)
  • University of Colorado Women in Law Day – Panel Speaker (2005)
  • Colorado Women’s Bar Association Convention – Panel Speaker (2005)
  • Colorado State Diversity Conference – Panel Speaker (2005)